The VN-Index on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange continued to climb on Sept. 27, boosted by the gains of large-cap shares, but overall trading remained sluggish.

The VN-Index added another 0.86 percent to close the day at 395.12 points, but the value of trades fell another 12 percent from the previous day's level to just 390.5 billion VND (18.6 million USD).

Large-cap shares again hauled up the market, led by property developer VinGroup (VIC), insurer Bao Viet Holdings (BVH) and dairy giant Vinamilk (VNM) who all rose between 2.7-3.8 percent.

The VN30 measuring performance of the top 30 shares was up 0.81 percent to 460.23 points.

Shares of Tan Tao Investment Industry Corp (ITA) were still the most active by the end of the session with 1.8 million exchanged as ITA closed up 4.6 percent at 4,600 VND a share.

On the Hanoi Stock Exchange, the HNX-Index edged up just 0.12 percent to end the day at 56.29 points with a total value of 149.7 billion VND (7.1 million USD).

PetroVietnam Construction (PVX) remained the most active code in the Hanoi market with 4 million shares traded, hitting its ceiling price of 4,800 VND a share.

Foreign investors concluded the day as net sellers in HCM City's market, offloading 15.6 billion VND (743,000 USD) worth of shares, but they bought big on the Hanoi bourse, picking up nearly 12.6 billion VND (600,000 USD) worth.-VNA